Ella Murton (Schooner), 14 Jun 1875
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The addition to Oswego¹s fleet, the new schooner LEM ELLSWORTH, arrived in port yesterday afternoon in tow of the tug MOREY. She is "no slouch of a schooner" as one of the wharf rats remarked yesterday, but on the contrary is a staunch and thoroughly fastened vessel, at full canal size, with a capacity for carrying about 20,000 bushels of wheat through the Welland Canal without lightering.
The best of oak was used in her building which was put together in a workmanlike manner. She is a three and after, has good lines, a shear as true as can be carried, and rather a clean stern. She is owned by P. and N. Finn and Captain M. Kerwin, the commander, all of this city.
Shortly after noon yesterday, while coming across from Kingston light, she missed stays two or three times about five miles below the port and one mile from land, and finding that she would not go around, Captain Kerwin dropped his anchors and awaited a tug. The tug MOREY, Captain Pappa, went to her assistance about two o¹clock with a number of volunteers, who assisted in heaving up the 'mud hooks.' A light vessel with twelve or fourteen feet side out of water is not the handiest thing to manage in a stiff breeze and heavy sea.
The new schooner ELLA MURTON, launched recently from Rathbun¹s yard, Mill Point, arrived yesterday on her maiden trip with a cargo of lumber. She is a fore and after, 118 feet keel, 20 feet 2 inches beam, 10 feet 2 inches dept of hold, and is a neat tidy schooner. She is owned by J.W. Morton, hailes from Napanee and is commanded by CaptainT.A. Green, a thoroughly competent seaman. Jameison, Rathbun¹s master builder, is establishing a reputationfor turning out well built, comely schooners. These he has built lately wiull compare with any vessel on the lakes.
June 14, 1875
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- William R. McNeil
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